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My latest project(Pics included), or how I got flamed...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .45Guy, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. .45Guy

    .45Guy Member

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    Here she is, a 1917 Brescia TS carbine in 7.62x39. I now have an original TS stock on the way. All in all this may make a decent little rifle for the deer woods this coming year. Range report will be posted in the next several weeks, as I will be moving this weekend.:cuss:

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  2. kfranz

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    Nice looking job you did there.

    I do wonder though, how much it cost to make what amounts to a bolt action SKS.
     
  3. MartinS

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    I like it. What is the barrel length? And what, exactly, is a 1917 Brescia TS?
    Looking forward to the range report. Looks like she carries nice.
     
  4. trickyasafox

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    thats pretty neat. is that C&R eligible? how much did it run you if you dont mind my asking?
     
  5. .45Guy

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    I didn't do the work, or pay to have it done. I purchased it from a gent that was liquidating a rather enormous collection.

    17" from receiver ring to muzzle. Here is a pic of a TS:

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    I would be curious as to how the heavy x39 ammo works out of it...the stuff that Wolf is producing...

    Does the barrel slug at .310?


    I think a little scout scope would look good on that number...


    Almost as bad as looking at nekkid pics of gals...ohhh!!!!

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  7. .45Guy

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    I'll break out the vernier calipers this weekend, as of right now they are at the bottom of a box ready to move Saturday.:) As to the scope, I'll see what it looks like after I put the proper stock on it.
     
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    Who would thunk those stripper clips would have worked to boot..
    Looks cool and handy
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  9. .45Guy

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    Quite a bit less than a Yugo. And to be honest the thing carries a whole lot better, and has an amazingly smooth trigger. Pending a range session, I'll definately put this in a whole different class than an SKS.
     
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  10. .45Guy

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    And it even feeds steel case Wolf without a hitch. I'm pretty danged happy with that.
     
  11. AJ Dual

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    Carcano's and other Italian rifles have just never been as popular as Mausers, Mosin-Nagant's, Enfields, Arisakas, or any other number or popular military surplus bolt-actions from the previous century.

    So I guess you sort of get a pass on your "bubbization". :)

    If the rifle is worth more to you as a 7.62x39 carbine, it was worth it then.

    Caliber conversions that make the rifle more shootable and give it new life aren't always a bad thing. As compared to those who butcher the stock and external appearance changes IMO. From your original post it sounds as though you bought the rifle already "sporterized", and plan to return it to it's normal appearance.

    I inherited a P17 Enfield that was sporterized in the 1950's or 60's that I want to return to it's full appearance as well.
     
  12. .45Guy

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    I do in fact plan on returning it to original configuration. And even with the $37.00 for a TS stock and furniture, the total cost is still less than a Yugo SKS. And well, it's something different.
     
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  13. .45Guy

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    If you have trouble locating a stock, there is a guy selling one on mwt.net here in WI.
     
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    where did you pick it up? and again, is this C&R eligible?
     
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